posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:51 AM
Originally posted by zcheng
North Korea is simply preparing for US attack. Your morons think that North Korea does not even have the right to defend herself?
You show a complete disregard for history, politics and fact. Where do you get your information from?
The US will never make a pre-emptive strike at North Korea unless all else fails first - the risks are far too great. Are you aware that NK has
literally thousands of artillery pieces trained on Seoul? It could literally wipe the city off the face of the map within minutes.
North Korea is sabre rattling. It's position is becoming weaker and weaker each month and propaganda is about the only way it can further the cause
of it's regime.
If you are truly Chinese, you would realise that North Korea is just as big a threat to China, Japan and the whole South East Asian peninsula than it
is to the US. Yes, North Korea does have the right to defend herself - but that is not what she has done for the past 50 years. She has pursued an
aggressive military and political policy, ranging from kidnapping civilians to invading South Korean territory on an almost daily basis. This is
hardly the act of a country on the defensive. It is the act of a country which has a regime which is actively trying to expand outside of it's
borders. Kim needs the Southern economy - he has screwed up the North's with his insane and retarded economic policies. For years, the US has been
paying him off to keep the peninsula relatively quiet, but even then Kim reneged on the deals that were made, so they pay no more. If Kim can't
persuade the South to prop up his regime by threat of force, then the chances are that he will go even further under - the money from the US and China
is drying up and nobody else is prepared to support him. The only way he is going to get this money is through making a threat of war and creating
instability through fear.
It's OK for you to be patriotic towards your country, but wake up to the real world. Just because the US is in the area doesn't mean that North
Korea is under threat. If anything, it is totally the reverse. It is South Korea that is in the firing line from the North. It needs to defend itself.
It has no desire to take the North - there is nothing
there that it wants. Reunification would be a strain on the Southern economy. It would
literally have to rebuild a whole country. The threat is from the North and from nobody else.